Kolbe v. Hogan

Earlier this year, the en banc 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals basically decided to make up their own standard for deciding on 2nd Amendment protections.  They decided that Maryland’s ban on military-style “assault” rifles is constitutional regardless of the standard of scrutiny because the Second Amendment does not give there…

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Half-Cocked: Dismantling NFA ’34 for Short Barrelled Weapons

For those unaware of firearms regulations, the National Firearms Act of 1934 severely regulated rifles and shotguns of a certain barrel and overall length, amongst other things. However rifles and shotguns above the respective lengths were not regulated. Handguns, which are much shorter and more concealable than short barrelled rifles…



Genius Bars and 14 Day Guarantees

A recent trip to an amusement park resulted in one lost-but-found-yet-water-logged iPhone.  We still do the two-year contracts on Sprint and with five months left to go, a new iPhone was not in the cards — or so I thought. Given the day and age that we live in, a…


Snap Chat, Kids and Parenting

A friend of mine asked for advice about the Snap Chat application as a parent with respect to letting their child use it. This is my response: I consider Snap Chat a dangerous app. From my technology and marketing background, it does everything it needs to do to create attention…


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Minimum Wage: The Unseen Impacts

Regardless of your personal “political” inclinations about Fox News, this is salient and sage advice from Mike Rowe. The minimum wage laws will destroy first-time job opportunities for young adults, where they learn the basics about what you need to do to be successful. Learning a skill that is in…


Do You Hear The “Ding, Ding” Of A Bell Ring?

What if I told you that Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, Lord Jacob Rothschild, R. James Woolsey, and Dr. Larry Summers all hung out on an advisory board together? What are a former US Vice President and oil magnate, a media magnate, the 4th Baron Rothschild, a former CIA director and…



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Amazon’s Slick Trickery: One Month Free Prime Trial.

A Free One Month Trial? Why not? Ok, who doesn’t use Amazon for something? Supplements, dog toys, kitchen sink parts, electronics, you name it! The problem for me is that I’m a cheap-ass bastard unless I can find some real value in something. Not being a Prime member, I’d wait…


A Health Care Epiphany

I discuss in my post about a Picture of Free Market Healthcare that the government is distorting the price of healthcare through various laws. Mainly, health insurance really isn’t insurance. What I missed is a small, but extremely important point that Tom Woods and Bob Murphy bring up in their…